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Old 01-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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What's good? What/how much do you usually purchase? Can you get these grapes in your area?

I have plans to do a batch or two this year (my first from whole grapes) and would love advise on good types, techniques for spotting good fruit during purchase, etc!


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Old 01-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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What's good? What/how much do you usually purchase? Can you get these grapes in your area?

I have plans to do a batch or two this year (my first from whole grapes) and would love advise on good types, techniques for spotting good fruit during purchase, etc!
I have purchased pails of Chilean juice last April, plan to again this year. The same brew store also brings in grapes, but I have never purchased those. The juice was very good, I might add!

From buying California grapes in Ohio, I taste the grapes. Not sure what else to say other than if you don't think you'd eat it, don't make wine from it....


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I've also used juice. My LHBS carrys juice from Europe (france, italy, germany) but does not bring in anything during the spring from the Southern Hemisphere harvest. I have yet to go all the way from vine to glass, so that's a goal I've set for myself this year.

I plan to purchase from a large local supplier where you go and look/taste then select. But, I've never done that before. I'm hoping the Forum can give me a bit of advise as to what I should be looking for, and what should be paying for it! Help! :-)
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Favorite grape varieties from South America anyone?
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Favorite grape varieties from South America anyone?
The juice varieties I liked from Chile are Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.
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The juice varieties I liked from Chile are Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.
Do the SA sauvignon blanc wines come out 'grassy'? Not a fan of 'grassy' tasting wines myself. I can't recall ever having tried Sav Blanc from South America...


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